Bible: Women Inferiority

The Biblical view of women

“The social and legal position of an Israelite wife was inferior to the position a wife occupied in the great countries round about… all the texts show that Israelites wanted mainly sons to perpetuate the family line and fortune, and to preserve the ancestral inheritance… A husband could divorce his wife; women on the other hand could not ask for divorce… the wife called her husband Ba’al or master; she also called him adon or lord; she addressed him, in fact, as a slave addressed his master or subject, his king. The Decalogue includes a man’s wife among his possessions… all her life she remains a minor. The wife does not inherit from her husband, nor daughters from their father, except when there is no male heir. A vow made by a girl or married woman needs, to be valid, the consent of the father or husband and if this consent is withheld, the vow is null and void. A man had a right to sell his daughter. Women were excluded from the succession.”

The God of the Bible decrees that woman must submit to the dominance of man.
-Roland de Vaux, archaeologist and priest

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·        Bible: A Short History:
·        Bible: Questionable Precepts:
·        Contradictions in Bible:
·        Bible Absurdities:
·        Intractable Errors in Bible:
·        Bible: Obscenities:
·        Violence and Atrocities in Bible:
·        Incest in the Bible
·        Morality of Bible

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